TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – The Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) urges the government to immediately establish institutions to finance industrial development as mandated by Law No.3/2014 on National Industries.
Kadin deputy for industrial sectors, Sudirman M. Rusdi, made the request when speaking at the National Seminar on Financing Investment in the Industrial Sector held at Jakarta's Bidakara Hotel yesterday.
According to Sudirman, the government is preparing a law on the establishment of sector-specific financing agencies to be approved by the House of Representatives.
"This is something that the industry has longed for," he said.
The need for investment funding in the upstream sector, he said, is huge. That's why private companies are somewhat reluctant to develop upstream industries in Indonesia, which has led businesses to resort to importing raw and auxiliary materials for production.
Rosan P. Roeslani, Kadin's deputy chairman for banking and financial industry, said that having sector-specific financing institutions will be a solution to Indonesia's weaknesses and shortcomings in funding industrial development, something which banks have not been able to do optimally.